mynameisnora has written 24 reviews for films during 2022.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There were some missed opportunities, the movie could've been bigger than what it served up, but it was quite good nonetheless.

    I was disappointed to not see Vision in any universe, in any capacity. I get why we needed Christine to be there but I felt like the whole thing with her and Strange dragged along quite a lot. I enjoyed the cameos, this confirms that there will be X-Men and Fantastic 4, right? That's exciting. I also enjoyed the…

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★½

    You could be a cynical little bitch or you can just enjoy the ridiculousness and have fun. It's a classic Sandra Bullock gig, you have warm cuddly elements of comedy - the kind you associate with all the nice Sandra Bullock flicks. Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt in a ridiculous blonde wig? Love that. Psycho Daniel Radcliffe? Peak comedy. Some random island with random lore? Cool cool. Randy? Truly a star.

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★

    While I can appreciate the genre and the way the characters are explored on a spectrum from villainy to heroism, it was getting a bit boring and drawn out here and there. Maybe I've immersed myself in too much of this particular genre and its various retellings and formulations, but I wasn't that entertained. Eastwood and Freeman give amazing performances, as usual, but the movie is rather slow in many instances.

  • Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

    Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

    ★★★½

    Gacy: "I outsmarted you again"
    Death penalty: "You sure about that?"

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Uh, no wonder it's a classic.

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    ★★★½

    I really like the interview bits, those were hilarious. The film portions I didn't really care for, I wish they had more interviews instead, honestly.

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★½

    First time watching it and I couldn't get into it at first, Russel Crowe's character is kind of terrible and doesn't improve as the film goes on. Guy Pearce's jaw and cheekbones deserve an Oscar. It was wrapped up nicely but everyone saying it wasn't something you could guess was not paying attention or something. It's fun for the time, I enjoyed the atmosphere, it's worth a watch

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★½

    Romance at its peak. Main characters include:

    the hand flex

    man in puffy white shirt

    the rain

  • The Dropout

    The Dropout

    ★★★★

    I knew quite a bit about the story based on the documentary I've seen, so I was familiar with the way Elizabeth Holmes speaks, etc. Amanda Seyfried did an amazing job, this was very entertaining and informative. Can't believe the real story is just as insane, but it sure is.

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    I can't say I loved this movie that much, it got drawn out and boring after a while. I was on board with the topics of girlhood and sexuality vs the pressure to produce an heir, but the pacing in the movie is off. It's nice to look at but after a while even Versaille can get boring. I would've preferred to see more of Marie Antoinette as an adult and a queen who wasn't frugal, but instead we just kind of glossed over that. I felt like a lot of the movie was filler to look at pretty dresses, not much substance to be found.

  • Inventing Anna

    Inventing Anna

    ★★

    I've heard this woman speak and her accent is nowhere near as insane and grating as it was portrayed here. It was hard to watch, Garner's acting was not subtle at all, she was over the top and inconsistent. The series didn't have a clear direction, it branched out into several stupid details and unnecessary plotlines. The reporter's mostly made up storyline dragged the entire plot forever, I didn't like that we were following a con artist but somehow kept getting lost in the shuffle of random family drama. It ended up becoming too slow, we were dragging our feet to the final part.

  • 13 Going on 30

    13 Going on 30

    ★★★½

    Some movies just touch your heart forever, you can't help it. This is one of those movies. I haven't seen it in years but it was such a nice time rewatching it as an almost 30 year old.